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Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson

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As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., University of Vermont professor @RashadShabazz was deeply engaged in the conversation. It’s a topic that Shabazz, UVM assistant professor of geography and protégé of renowned activist Angela Davis, understands well -- his current research looks at issues surrounding the policing of black communities, the projection of young black men as criminals and the geographies of race and racism. With persistent images suggestive of a war zone in a small American town, and a frenzy of both social and mainstream media reporting the story, Shabazz offers an academic perspective.

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Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown

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Experts at Drexel University in Philadelphia are available to assist the news media with their coverage of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and its implications from a variety of perspectives.

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New Book Exposes the Death of Campaign Finance Reform

The U.S. Supreme Court’s many attacks on campaign finance reform have turned democracy into a system that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens, Georgia State University College of Law Associate Professor Tim Kuhner writes in his new book, “Capitalism v. Democracy.”

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Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech

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An interdisciplinary lab at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center brings air, earth and water scientists together to study climate and environmental issues.

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Engaging Students Through Social Media Is Focus of Iowa State University Prof’s New Book

Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students.

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Back to School with Dr. Lori Laffel from Joslin Diabetes Center

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Lori Laffel, M.D., MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, oversees the largest pediatric diabetes clinic in New England has over 25 years of experience treating pediatric patients with diabetes.

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Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue

From the first day of their lives, most boys and girls are treated differently. Those differences begin with a pink versus blue nursery, clothes with laces rather than ribbons, sports equipment or dance lessons, and on and on right through to “manly” careers versus “feminine” jobs.

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Ebola and Ethical Considerations

The Ebola outbreak is raising some sticky ethical considerations. For example, who gets the experimental drug and what populations should be subject to quarantines?

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In Wake of New Diabetes Risk Study, Academy Highlights Value of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Reducing Risk, Providing Treatment

A new study indicates that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime. Nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help reduce the risk of diabetes and its related health problems through lifestyle and dietary changes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Missouri S&T Experts Available for Back-to-School Stories

As students return to college campuses across the country, Missouri S&T is finding innovative ways to use technology, reinventing courses and establishing the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering.

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